Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for OOP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OOP over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 54 59
Rank change year-on-year +12 +5 -9
Contract jobs citing OOP 9 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.83% 0.51% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 0.64% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% - -
North West median daily rate £375 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £51.71 - £33.64

OOP is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 414 466 613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 84.32% 78.58% 79.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 288 315
Merseyside median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £247 £166
90th Percentile £538 £504 £539
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 5
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £22.42 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.02% +28.13% +12.90%
10th Percentile £10.21 £11.25 £11.20
90th Percentile £19.75 £30.76 £97.58
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +69.56%

OOP
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing OOP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for OOP in Merseyside

OOP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OOP in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for OOP in Merseyside

OOP
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOP within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +3 9 £375 -21.05% 3
OOP
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OOP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for OOP.

1 9 (100.00%) PHP
1 9 (100.00%) MySQL
1 9 (100.00%) MVC
2 8 (88.89%) PHP 5
3 7 (77.78%) SOAP
3 7 (77.78%) REST
4 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
5 4 (44.44%) GitHub
6 3 (33.33%) Subversion
7 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
7 2 (22.22%) RESTful
7 2 (22.22%) BDD
7 2 (22.22%) Yii
7 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (22.22%) TDD
7 2 (22.22%) Finance
7 2 (22.22%) Microservices
7 2 (22.22%) Laravel
8 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
8 1 (11.11%) LAMP

OOP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
2 3 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
1 8 (88.89%) PHP Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior PHP Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) REST
1 7 (77.78%) SOAP
2 2 (22.22%) Laravel
2 2 (22.22%) RESTful
2 2 (22.22%) Yii
3 1 (11.11%) LAMP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) MVC
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) BDD
2 2 (22.22%) Microservices
2 2 (22.22%) TDD
2 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) PHP
2 8 (88.89%) PHP 5